International innovator chosen as first IOL bicentennial lecturer

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Last week, the IOL was pleased to build upon the tradition of its longstanding Burlingame Award with the launch of a new Bicentennial Lectureship initiative. This honor will be awarded annually to a junior psychiatrist who is early in their career and has demonstrated innovation, advocacy and pat... .. read more..

Sharing experience with mental illness helps squash stigma

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Physicians, like others, experience mental illness and fear talking about it because of stigma. But, when they do, they find shared support and healing. Lived experience, even with depression or other mental health conditions, is a “super power” one clinician says connects people and helps dispel... .. read more..

First IOL bicentennial podcast: 'If you build it (without them), they won't c...

Thursday, January 26, 2023

[ ]The first episode of “Modern Minds,” [ ] [ ] the new Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living ... .. read more..

Voicemail change scheduled for Feb. 7

Thursday, January 26, 2023

On Feb. 7 at 8 p.m., Hartford Hospital will be migrating the voicemail system from Call Pilot to IX Messaging. Voicemail users will need to change their password when they first log in to their voicemail box. The default password will be 123654. New passwords need to be at least 6 digits and the ... .. read more..

Purple Light Project patient pillboxes

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Thanks to your generosity, the Purple Light Project has purchased 500 pillboxes to be distributed to patients at no charge. Please contact Erica Moura at [ ] if you would like some for your area or department. .. read more..

New internship guide for managers now available

Thursday, January 26, 2023

BHN Human Resources is happy to introduce their new “Manager’s Guide to Student Internships” [ ] [ ] to help support current BHN internship supervisors. This tool is a great resourc... .. read more..

New BHN psychosis seminar debuts Feb. 6

Thursday, January 26, 2023

A new psychosis seminar is being offered weekly for eight sessions beginning Feb. 6 through March 27. The virtual Zoom meetings will be held Mondays from 4-5 p.m. These educational seminars explore topics related to understanding and treating psychosis with each topic addressing a particular aspe... .. read more..

A story of care and hope from Mansfield Joshua Center

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Minerva Ranjeet, MPS, CLAT, primary therapist at the Joshua Center in Mansfield, works with talented adolescents. One of her clients, an articulate writer, wrote a college essay about her journey of recovery and offered to share it. Sharing experiences is an important and meaningful part of thera... .. read more..

Rushford begins Wellness Wednesdays in Middletown

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Wellness Wednesdays is a new program at Rushford's Silver Street, Middletown location designed to bring colleagues together and offer healthy work tips. Each Wednesday, organizers of the one-hour sessions will highlight one of the eight dimensions of wellness including physical, emotional, social... .. read more..

BHN patients in Bridgeport thankful for sportwear donations

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The staff at SVMC Behavioral Health Ambulatory Services in Bridgeport was all smiles distributing apparel donations they received from their friends at Logo Sportswear. The items were given to ambulatory patients who were incredibly grateful. With tears in her eyes, one patient said, "Thank you s... .. read more..

BHN joins call for action after California shootings

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Standing together in mourning for those lost and in solidary against gun violence, concerned citizens, community activists, legislators and health professionals came together Tuesday for a vigil in Hartford for the victims of two recent mass shootings in California. Like many held across the coun... .. read more..

The little-known link between heart disease and depression

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

As a clinical health psychologist, I spend a lot of time educating patients on topics that are crucial to their health — but often come as a surprise or flat-out shock. One such topic, especially with male patients, is the very real link between depression and heart disease. Over the past 35 year... .. read more..

Year in review: 2022 IOL Colleagues of the Month

Thursday, January 19, 2023

April: Peter Adelsberger, Unit Leader in PHP Schizophrenia Rehab May: Paula Rego, Program Coordinator for Family Resource Center June: Faye Jenkins, Administrative Associate IV in IOL Administration July: Christina (Chrissy) Brault, Recreational Therapist for Donnelly 2N August: Erika Panteleo, C... .. read more..

Valentine’s Day student fundraiser at Natchaug February 10th

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Looking for Valentine’s gifts and at the same time support our students and community? Stop by our upcoming Valentine’s Sale Friday, Feb. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Natchaug Hospital main lobby. The gifts were hand-crafted and are being sold by the students of the Natchaug Hospital ... .. read more..

BrainDance Awards nomination deadline is Feb. 1

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Each year, the Institute of Living sponsors an academic and art competition designed to decrease the stigma of mental illness to encourage high school students to gain knowledge about psychiatric diseases and develop a more tolerant and realistic perspective toward people with severe psychiatric ... .. read more..

Nominate a hero: Black & Red will honor 25 Hartford Hospital colleagues

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Everyone who works at Hartford Hospital is a hero in every sense of the word. That is why Hartford Hospital is providing an opportunity for 25 front-line colleagues to join us at the Black & Red gala on Saturday, April 22, as we celebrate this year's beneficiary, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer In... .. read more..

QU hoops tix

Friday, December 23, 2022

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Natchaug DEIB survey: We want to hear from you!

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The Natchaug Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Council has created an employee survey to gauge how we are doing related to DEIB, and how we can do better. The results will be used by the council, in conjunction with hospital leadership, to address areas in need of improvement. Sur... .. read more..

Olin research study 1

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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DEI Apparel Days for January

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Please join us in wearing your DEI Apparel on designated January dates listed below. We encourage colleagues to increase awareness and engage in conversations to explore ideas/thoughts about the observances listed below. Thank you to Isabel Mesquita for providing some suggestions! Friday, Jan. 27... .. read more..

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